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Benevento/Russo Live at The State Theatre on 2005-12-27

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Benevento/Russo Live at The State Theatre on 2005-12-27

Topics Live concert

Set 1: Becky, Ho Down, Welcome Red, Theme From The Bottom > Jam (Foam/YEM) > Theme, White Freight Liner Blues@, Beltless Buckler*^ > Theme From The Godfather

Set 2: Jam (Lengthwise) > Foam%, You Enjoy Myself > Mike's Song+ > Freedom of Choice#$ > Mike's Song

Encore: Passin' Me By&$

Collection BeneventoRusso
Band/Artist Benevento/Russo
Venue The State Theatre
Location Falls Church, VA

Source Neumann USM69i (hypers) > Lunatec V3 > VX440 > Sony Viao U3 (WaveLab 4.0 24/48)
Lineage WaveLab 5.0 (fades, UV22HR 24>16 bit, 48>44.1 resampling) > CD Wave > FLAC16 [8]
Taped by Dr. FOB
Transferred by Dr. FOB


@ Townes Van Zant cover
* with Hatikvah, the national anthem of Isreal.
^ Carol of the Bells tease
% Blue Monk tease
+ Foam tease
# Devo cover
& The Pharcyde cover
$ keyboardist from Sam Champion on vocals (Matt Durant?)


Reviewer: CEK - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 10, 2012
Subject: I choked Mike Gordon before this show
I was on one. I had been on a big Disco Biscuits kick, I saw Gordon outside and ran up to him. Grabbed him around his throat while screaming "Give Me All Your Fucking Money!" until my girlfriend grabbed me by the head and dragged me away.

The look in his eyes was amazing. The look in his eyes gave you this wonderful show.

So thank me. Thank me. For the role my belligerence played in this wonderful evening of music. Sometimes you just have to dumb out and force the hand of paranoid greatness.
Reviewer: patobrocks - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 19, 2010
Subject: Great energy
First off, the recording is stellar, none better.

I can't explain how good this show is, and thanks to Live Archive the show is not a was, but a is.

I wasn't at the recording of this show, but I am here often.

Thanks for a superior upload.
Reviewer: cglover - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 8, 2009
Subject: You Must Be A Lion
Granted, this was a great show for everyone having Phish withdrawals around this time. If you are a fan of Marco- this is a must have, Phishy er sans Phishy. You Must Be A Lion "tease" in 2nd set (YEM/Mikes) is a piece of Marco gold he was so gracious to slip in.
Reviewer: shady groove - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 12, 2008
Subject: THANK YOU GOD!!
YAY I finally found this show!!!!
I agree with everyone, this is by far the best duo show I have ever been too. closest thing to phish I'm going to get to see 'til they get back together :) Russo rocks my world and I love Mike! plus he chilled with the crowd afterwards... marvalous time = download now
Reviewer: SleekLazy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 6, 2006
Subject: GORDO playin' HIP-HOP?! fahgheddaboutit!
This show was a flat-out rediculously good time. At midnight it became my birthday (Dec. 28) and I became 25 with many drinks in hand to the tune of 'YOU ENJOY MYSELF'. It was the best birthday wish I could've asked for... at the end of the show Benevento himself says "Best Show we've ever played..." right before they nail the hell out've Pharcyde's 'Passin' Me By'. What a fun night, holds up on disc taboot.
Reviewer: dcvet - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 5, 2006
Subject: none
Marco and Joe are both really talented musicians. this was a really happening show but I dont know why the DUO weren't feelin' the state theatre when the came around last week and covered journey(3.2.06)

download this crunchy show now!
Reviewer: medeski7 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 8, 2006
Subject: Congratulations Brett and Craft.
This show was unbelievable. My buddy proposed to his fiance after finding out Mike was coming to town. At the show Mike made himself accessable by the coat rack, so we asked him to play Lengthwise. He just smiled and gave no reply.
They played the most face melting second set after a nice jammin set for a first set. And of course a Lengthwise for Brett and Craft.
Get this show, it is so killer. I didn't mind the passin' me bye either. I dig that tune.

Benevento I believe said at the end. "Thank you for coming to the best show we have ever played"
Reviewer: mca82 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2006
Subject: what a time
this was a great show full of surprises for me and my family. this surpassed my expectations, after going to all four shows ending at jazz fest i was looking for more duo tunes but i have never complained about phish, just trey. thanks for a great show guys and thanks for letting teddy in second set mike
Reviewer: goseelivemusic16 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2006
Subject: thank you mike!
great show
good sound quality
amazing set list!!!!absoulutely mind blowing!
for those that want a really amazing JAMMING show this is it i could heard the theme during soundcheck and i knew it was going to be good i had no idea that mind was just about to be blown away...mike has some pretty heavy grooves that make this show WAY worthy of a download
i would definitely second marco's remark...THIS is a KICKin show
'good things come to those who wait'
Reviewer: Picardi - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 13, 2006
Subject: The best show we have ever done
If you are asking yourself whether or not to download this show, ask yourself "Do I want to hear what Marco Benevento called 'the best show we have ever done'?" ....'nuff said

From the moment the first notes off Theme From The Bottom hit the air after Marco's little Phish speech, everyone there knew it was going to be an insane night. COnstant Foam teases throughout the first set. You knew that they were gettign ready to drop some heavy shit in the second set. I mean really, Lengthwise teases into an incredible Foam (short breather) THOSE FIRST NOTES OF YEM! I almost went out of my mind. I think that looking out over the balcony at all the kids danicng to You Enjoy Myself aroudn 6 minutes in at that piano solo was one of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed. Then to top off a YEM..MIKES SONG!?! A wonderful singalong with a powerful jam ensued.
A special NO THANKS to Sams Champion (especially the singer) for douching up the place - thats not what an encore is for...

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